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Old 09-03-2019, 09:24 AM
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Popped a tire on my ATV trailer yesterday. New wheel is about $28, but I decided to try one of these flat free jobs for just a few bucks more. Supposed to be soft and similar to an air filled tire in ride, but never go flat or have UV damage.

Did I make a mistake?


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Old 09-03-2019, 11:04 AM
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I have two of them on my wheelbarrows. I don't think they are for highway speeds.
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:32 AM
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500 lb load capacity. Not for highway use.
That would worry me
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Old 09-03-2019, 11:42 AM
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Sorry, I should have been more specific when I said ATV trailer.

I meant ATV trailer as in a trailer I pull behind my ATV for firewood, etc...not a trailer to haul my ATV.

I made mine from scratch...it is heavy duty and hauls about a half a face cord at a time.

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Old 09-03-2019, 12:22 PM
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Then toy should be far batter off with them tires, no more flats!
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:42 PM
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I have had 2 of the universal wheelbarrow/cart wheels on my garden cart for years.

probably doesn't get the speed or mileage as you will but have been fine for me.
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Old 09-04-2019, 07:01 AM
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I have the same tire on my wheelbarrow for several years now......got it at Harbor Freight. Much better then having to pump up the tire before using the wheelbarrow.
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Update in case anyone was wondering:

I have been using the solid rubbery/plastic wheel for a month and a half or so, and it has performed well. No signs of cracking and it has carried many loads of firewood including some very heavy loads of green locust wood without issue.

It does have some "give" to it and it acts very much like the regular air filled tire on the other side of the trailer.

I can't speak to the longevity yet, but I am happy so far. I am curious to see how it handles some real cold, but expect it to be fine.

For basically the same cost as a regular air filled tire, I think I would definitely stick with these for wheelbarrows or lawn/garden trailers in the future.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:03 AM
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The flat free tires are great if you don't want to have to worry abut flat tires.

If you need some cushion - as with air in the tires; then continue to use the inflatable tires.

But, no doubt the flat free tires will be trouble free for many years.

If you purchase flat free tires, to carry heavy loads as with a trailer full of firewood, make sure that the flat free tire is rated for the load and has the tire width and diameter to support the load.

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Old 10-22-2019, 07:59 AM
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should be the ticket
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